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300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
(03) 308 1076
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service

We very much enjoyed our eating experience at this restaurant. The staff are very welcoming, the restaurant had a relaxed ambience and the food is exquisite. The prices are reflective of the standard of food and service. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Te Hurinui C
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ashburton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a meal there last week after not going there for some time. It was OK, nothing wrong with it but lacking depth of flavour. The service was good, the cleanliness was fine but it lacked excitement, tasted a bit tomatoey and mass made. I will give it another try in a month or two

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We very much enjoyed our eating experience at this restaurant. The staff are very welcoming, the restaurant had a relaxed ambience and the food is exquisite. The prices are reflective of the standard of food and service. I would highly recommend a visit to this restaurant.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We have eaten in and they have great service but no very often. When we are too busy to cook my sons ask if we can have Indian takeaways and they always love the food and I never forget to order the naan bread.

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new zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make the night great. The food was great also.

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Auckland, NZ
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great interpretation of the Indian food that Kiwis like - I had a chicken curry and my colleague went wild on their Tandoori options. Initially a bit disappointed that there was no Kingfisher beer, but then found they had craft Indian beers from Christchurch that were very good - I particularly enjoyed the 'Indian' Pilsener. Overall good value.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the new owners have put in a new chef and i have enjoyed my first few meals there since the change, most encouraging. I would recommend you give it a try

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Great Indian food, we asked for something not on the menu and it wasn't a problem. They also suggested another dish which we will definitely get next time. The waiter took our order without writing it down. All the wait staff were very friendly. Go and try it.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Probably the best Indian food i had after a long time. Great service and friendly environment. We ordered three curies that i shared with my friends and all were really impressed with the Authenticity of the food. I would highly recommended this restaurant if you want to experience the Authentic Indian food. :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We have never actually eaten in the restaurant only had take away. The food is tremendous. Having tried a fair few Indian restaurants in New Zealand and Australia I've always been disappointed as none have ever lived up to our British Indian curry! However Indian Minar has resored my faith. Each curry we have tried has been packed full of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Delicious food and quick. Very happy =] we had the butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, garlic naan bread and onion bhajee. Great service and the good was very nice. I would highly recommend this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 East St, Ashburton 8300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: (03) 308 1076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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